BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Abbott governs from indigenous area
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is spending a week governing the country from a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory.
Vietnam drug addicts escape rehab
At least 400 drug addicts escape from a rehabilitation centre in northern Vietnam where they were receiving compulsory treatment.
Actress cleavage tweet sparks anger
Bollywood stars join hundreds expressing outrage on Twitter after a top Indian newspaper published a photo and comment about actress Deepika Padukone's cleavage.
Two Britons 'dead on Thai beach'
The Foreign Office says it is looking into reports that two British nationals have been found dead on a beach in southern Thailand.
Ancient China fish 'nearly extinct'
The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, say local media.
Health fears after Kashmir floods
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir prepare for an outbreak of water-borne diseases after the region was hit by its worst flooding in decades.
First Android One smartphones launch
The first Android One handsets go on sale in India, offering “high quality” features and downloads at a relatively low price.
N Korea jails US man for six years
An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.
Scores rescued from Philippine ferry
At least 100 people are rescued after a ferry sinks in bad weather in the central Philippines, but at least two have died and an unknown number are missing.
Sinopec sells stake for $17.5bn
Sinopec strikes a deal with 25 local and foreign investors to sell 30% of its retail arm in a deal valued at $17.5bn.